George Gershwin

 

George Gershwin was born in the East New York section of Brooklyn on September 26TH 1898 and died on July 11th 1937. Gershwin father Morris a Russian emigrant was in the garment trade. He and his wife Rose had another son a year older Ira who was to become George’s lyricist and a genius himself. Morris Gershwin eventually did well in the garment business and the family moved to the Upper West Side of Manhattan. George unlike Ira was not very studious and left school at fifteen. Morris and Rose bought a piano for Ira but George became fascinated with it and wanted... Read More

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